JGSGB (Boston) next meeting #galicia

Thomas F. Weiss

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB)
website: http://jgsgb.org

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston


Researching My Family in Europe: Successes and Failures

Thomas F. Weiss

Sunday, November 6, 2005
1:30-4:30 PM
Gann Academy, 333 Forest Street, Waltham

This talk will describe the saga of the fascinating family
history research project Tom Weiss has undertaken, with its
many twists and turns. Born in Prague, he escaped with his
parents five months after the German occupation began. Weiss
returned for the first time 59 years later and found many
landmarks important to his family-in Prague and Vienna and,
on later trips, in Buchach and Rozhnyatov. His talk will
describe the results of his research and the methods and
resources used.

Tom Weiss, a retired MIT professor, serves as JGSGB's
program chair. At the national level, he is webmaster for
the JewishGen Rozhnyatov ShtetLinks page, coordinator for
translation of the Yizkor Book for Rozhnyatov, and an active
member of the JewishGen Suchostav Region Research Group. He
is currently writing a book about his family's history.

Directions to Gann Academy: Take Route 128/95 to Exit 28
east. Follow Trapelo Road 2.3 mi. east (toward Belmont) and
turn right onto Forest Street. The entrance to Gann Academy
is 0.4 mi. further down the road on the left. >from the east,
take Trapelo Road to Forest St., which is the 3rd street on
left past the National Archives. For maps and detailed
directions, visit our web page at gann.jgsgb.org (note: our
meeting space is not in the building shown in the photo but
in a building to its right).

Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members.
Refreshments will be served.

Upcoming programs:

Dec. 11 "Footsteps of the Jewish Fusgeyers"
by Jill Culiner

Jan. 8 "Getting More >from JewishGen"
by Michael Marx

Thomas Fischer Weiss
Newton, MA

FRENKEL (Buchach, Vienna); BUCHHALTER (Skalat); ENGEL (Vienna);
FISCHER (Hriskov, Schlan, Prague); FRAENKEL, FRUCHTER (Rozhnyatov,
Vienna); KATZ (Schlan); KLEPETAR (Jistebnice); MEISELS (Nadworna,
Vienna); OLLOP (Vienna); ORLIK (Pohor, Jistebnice, Benesov, Tabor);
QUADRATSTEIN (Vienna, Saarbrucken); VODICKA (Dobronitz, Jistebnice,
Benesov, Tabor)

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